Meaning of POTHOLE in English



Pronunciation: ' pät- ˌ h ō l

Function: noun

Date: 1826

1 a : a circular hole formed in the rocky bed of a river by the grinding action of stones or gravel whirled round by the water b : a sizable rounded often water-filled depression in land

2 : a pot-shaped hole in a road surface

3 : a usually minor difficulty or setback <hit a pothole in her comeback attempt>

– pot · holed \ - ˌ h ō ld \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.